Coahulla Creek High School Colts

October 6, 2013

Region softball: BriLeigh Baggett hot, but Northwest bats not

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Region 5-3A tournament

• North Murray was the only local team to play and win two games Saturday at Hamilton Crossing in Adairsville, and the Lady Mountaineers are now one win away from clinching their third consecutive trip to the state playoffs.

North Murray beat Adairsville 9-1 and then upset Coahulla Creek 3-0.

In the win against the No. 3-seed Lady Colts, Baylee Sutton hit a two-run home run following Megan Pittman’s triple and Samantha Stafford’s RBI single during a three-run first inning for the fifth-seeded Lady Mountaineers (13-15). Pittman finished 3-for-4, and Sarah Silvers ended the game 2-for-3.

North Murray coach Steve Granger said getting an early lead helped her pitcher, Kara Deal.

“When you get a three-run lead early in the game, as a pitcher you have a little more confidence throwing pitches,” Granger said. “You think, ‘If I miss right here, I still have a lead.’ I think it gives her confidence.”

Deal pitched the entire game, allowing just three hits while walking two and striking out four.

“I can’t say enough about Kara keeping them off balance. I think having a three-run lead helps with her using all her pitches and keeping the other team off balance.”

Shelbe Dilbeck pitched the entire game for third-seeded Coahulla Creek (18-7). She allowed two earned runs off six hits while striking out three. Haley Reece was 2-for-3.

“We had a couple opportunities but we couldn’t get that big hit and left a few runners on,” Lady Colts coach Josh Swiney said. “Their pitcher threw well tonight.

“We hit a few balls hard, but a lot of times it just went right to the fielders.”

Coahulla Creek will play Gordon Central, the No. 7 seed, Monday at 7 p.m.

In North Murray’s first win, which ended after six innings via mercy rule, Deal pitched five innings and allowed one run off three hits and four walks while striking out four. Sutton pitched the final inning, allowing three walks while striking out two.

Pittman had three runs scored, two doubles and one RBI. Deal was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Katlin Epps finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs. McChaela Cochran went 3-for-3. Amber Bandy added a triple.

“I definitely think being able to get out there and see some live action played to our benefit going into that second game,” Granger said.

North Murray will play No. 2 seed Cartersville at 5 p.m. Monday.

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